Visual Art

Where to Go for Capitol Hill’s Blitz Art Walk: March 2015

A guide to new galleries, home galleries, and the colors of Cuba at this month’s Capitol Hill Art Walk.

By Jeremy Buben With Atoosa Moinzadeh March 11, 2015

Robert Hargrave, detail of To Be Determined, 2015, mixed media on paper

Robert Hardgrave: To Be Determined
Calypte Gallery

For this home gallery’s inaugural, one-night-only exhibition, the apartment's owner Andrew Whitver has invited Robert Hardgrave to fill the space. The prolific Hardgrave interpreted the open invitation as a chance to make a 48-foot long horizontal scroll filled with abstract drawing and toner transfer collage. Opening reception at 5:30.

Lydia Ashman, A Female Dear, 2015, dried flowers (from postpartum gifts), mixed media, porcelain fawn, glass cloche

Bell Jar
Ghost Gallery

Kicking off Ghost Gallery's eight-month series of exhibits by female-identifying artists, Bell Jar curates the work of 24 women exploring the feminine narrative via works housed inside the classic air-tight glass enclosures. The mixed-media bell jars remain on display through April. Opening reception at 6.

Kate Murphy, The Doors of Cuba, 2015, inkjet print on mylar

Kate Murphy: Pensamos Havana
Cupcake Royal: Capitol Hill

When Cuba recently opened to U.S. tourists, Kate Murphy hopped on one of the first planes to the colorful island and seldom set her camera down for the duration of her stay. An architect by trade, Murphy refreshes the travel photo genre through sheer volume by showcasing a myriad of themes that emerged in her journeys through the abandoned stadiums and back alleys of sunny Havana. Opening reception at 7.

Colleen RJC Bratton, installation view of Not a Void

Colleen RJC Bratton: Not A Void
Two Shelves

Another home gallery, Two Shelves lends a pair of very shallow shelves out to a single artist for a month giving them freedom to fill, cover, or adorn them according to their artistic vision. Colleen RJC Bratton, a recent graduate of Seattle University, will be showing soft sculpture made from repurposed textiles that explore the site-specific nature of this unique and intimate gallery space.  Opening reception at 7.

Art by Joe Garber‎

Brittany Kusa and Joe Garber: Welcome to the Factory

The Factory

CityArts editor Amanda Manitach and curator Timothy Rysdyke celebrate the opening of their new gallery space in the heart of the Pike/Pine corridor with video installations, paintings, and mirrored art. It’ll be a flashy show with plenty of reflective surfaces ideal for snapping the perfect selfie; Warhol would be proud.



Aubrey Beardsley. Isolde (first appeared in The Studio). reproduction in line etching and printed color, published in Pan V, no. 4.

APRIL Festival Gallery Talk with Amber Nelson
Frye Art Museum

APRIL Festival is all about small press publishers and the Frye’s current exhibit Pan is all about a historical small press art publication; it’s the perfect match. Amber Nelson, founding editor of small press publisher Alice Blue Books, leads an informal tour through the Frye, likely talking about the virtues of small press and how Pan set the golden standard for small press over a century ago. Tour starts at 6.








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